Boubacar Barry facts for kids
Barry playing for Ivory Coast in 2012
|Full name||Boubacar Barry|
|Date of birth||30 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Marcory, Ivory Coast|
|2018–2019||OH Leuven (goalkeeping coach)|
|2021–||Gent U21 (goalkeeping coach)|
Boubacar "Copa" Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Having begun his career at ASEC Mimosas, he moved to France in 2001, where he played for Rennes' reserve team. In 2003, he joined Belgian side Beveren where he stayed four years. He then spent ten years at K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen amassing 239 league appearances. At international level, he represented the Ivory Coast national team before his retirement from international football in March 2015, but continued to play for his club, Lokeren. Exactly four years after his international retirement, Barry retired also professionally as a player in March 2019.
Barry scored a penalty for Lokeren in the 2011–12 season, in a 4–0 win against Westerlo. He won the Belgian Cup with Lokeren in the same season as well as in the 2013–14 season.
When his contract at Lokeren ran out, he was signed by Belgian First Division B team Oud-Heverlee Leuven, where he was part of the squad during the 2017–18 and 2018–19 season as backup goalkeeper, but was effectively employed as goalkeeping coach.
He retired from playing on 2 March 2019, although at that point in time he had not played a match for over two years.
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
Barry was called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea. He was benched for most of the tournament in favour of his younger teammate Sylvain Gbohouo, but went on to play in the final following Gbohouo's injury in the semi-final. It was his second appearance in the showpiece event having been in goal in the 2012 final against Zambia; a match that the Ivory Coast lost 7–8 on penalties after the game finished 0–0. The 2015 final finished goalless after normal and extra-time, and Barry emerged as the hero by saving two penalties and scoring the winning penalty, overcoming a cramp in the process.
A month later, on 2 March 2015, he retired from international football.
|Beveren||2003–04||Belgian Pro League||31||0||—||—||—||31||0|
|Lokeren||2007–08||Belgian Pro League||23||0||—||—||—||23||0|
- 1.Includes Belgian Pro League playoffs
- 2.Includes the Europa League
- 3.Includes Belgian Super Cup
- Belgian Cup: 2011–12, 2013–14
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2015
- Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year: 2008–09
In Spanish: Boubacar Barry para niños
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